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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

While this was initially reported as ADOBE RELEASES OLD PRODUCTS FOR FREE ZOMG!, it's really not. Creative Suite 2 and the separate products from that ~2005 generation are having their installation validation servers taken offline, which leaves people who still use those software packages up a creek if they need to re-install them for whatever reason. So Adobe put up a download page with the software and serial numbers. But they won't consider the isntalls legit unless you already own a CS2/PS/Illustrator/etc. license.
So no, it's not CS2 for free.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 4:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Official White House response to the petition to build a Death Star
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's going on the website. Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WheelsOfConfusion wrote:
Official White House response to the petition to build a Death Star


That is awesome.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i had no idea that C3PO was now working for NASA.

but i guess you gotta have faith in a government that actually learns from mistakes (especially those made by others).
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If this is true...muahahahahha!!!


http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/01/16/developer_oursources_job_china/


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Security audit finds dev OUTSOURCED his JOB to China



Cunning scheme netted him 'best in company' awards



A security audit of a US critical infrastructure company last year revealed that its star developer had outsourced his own job to a Chinese subcontractor and was spending all his work time playing around on the internet.

The firm's telecommunications supplier Verizon was called in after the company set up a basic VPN system with two-factor authentication so staff could work at home. The VPN traffic logs showed a regular series of logins to the company's main server from Shenyang, China, using the credentials of the firm's top programmer, "Bob".

"The company's IT personnel were sure that the issue had to do with some kind of zero day malware that was able to initiate VPN connections from Bob's desktop workstation via external proxy and then route that VPN traffic to China, only to be routed back to their concentrator," said Verizon. "Yes, it is a bit of a convoluted theory, and like most convoluted theories, an incorrect one."

After getting permission to study Bob's computer habits, Verizon investigators found that he had hired a software consultancy in Shenyang to do his programming work for him, and had FedExed them his two-factor authentication token so they could log into his account. He was paying them a fifth of his six-figure salary to do the work and spent the rest of his time on other activities.

The analysis of his workstation found hundreds of PDF invoices from the Chinese contractors and determined that Bob's typical work day consisted of:

9:00 a.m. Arrive and surf Reddit for a couple of hours. Watch cat videos

11:30 a.m. Take lunch

1:00 p.m. Ebay time

2:00-ish p.m Facebook updates, LinkedIn

4:30 p.m. End-of-day update e-mail to management

5:00 p.m. Go home

The scheme worked very well for Bob. In his performance assessments by the firm's human resources department, he was the firm's top coder for many quarters and was considered expert in C, C++, Perl, Java, Ruby, PHP, and Python.

Further investigation found that the enterprising Bob had actually taken jobs with other firms and had outsourced that work too, netting him hundreds of thousands of dollars in profit as well as lots of time to hang around on internet messaging boards and checking out the latest Detective Mittens video.

Bob is no longer employed by the firm.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mouse wrote:
i had no idea that C3PO was now working for NASA.


He did better than R2D2 anyway who had a rather short unsuccessful beat boxing career he was on the Anticon label, he opened for Buck 65, and worked with Sixtoo.
You might remember the underground hit R2D2-62

His career ended when he was dropped by the label and replaced by an Android....phone.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you were an arcade rat like I was when I was younger you'll love this.
I am only half way through, but I had to share it with someone
The Life and Death of the American Arcade

*sniff*I miss the arcade days*sniff*
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone remember the old choose your own adventure books?

Now you can write your own: http://writer.inklestudios.com
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is one of the best things I've seen lately
A band I neer heard of before, Tanlines created a site which is a music video, web site and very very interactive.

http://www.notthesa.me/
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Harassment by a raving lunatic bigot prompted sci-fi author John Scalzi to set up a funding drive for various charities earlier this month. The results so far were pretty amazing.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

that is the best way to deal with trolls that i have ever seen.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WheelsOfConfusion wrote:
Harassment by a raving lunatic bigot prompted sci-fi author John Scalzi to set up a funding drive for various charities earlier this month. The results so far were pretty amazing.

I am in awe; that is a truly masterful coup.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 3:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How come Canada gets the awesomest coin?
* Dinosaur
* GLOWS IN THE DARK
* GLOW IN THE DARK DINOSAUR COIN
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

man, wish I'd seen that sooner... I'm going to keep my eye on the mint in the future now!
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